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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

983 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 983
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 17
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Atlas1 on 10-26-2008)
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elgiacomo

Georgia

2.3/5  rDev -34.8%

12oz bottle, 2010 batch. Pours clear copper amber with a one finger off white head that quickly recedes to a wispy cap and ring, not much lacing at all. Aroma is a bunch of funky peaches, I can dig peaches but these are just...well...funky. A lot of pecan as well, maybe too much as it ain't playing nicely with the peaches and may be what is contributing to the funk. Also a bit of caramel malt. Good strength. Flavor is also loaded with the funky peach taste, particularly on the finish, pecans, good caramel malt backbone, bready, rather sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily becoming sticky, medium carbonation. Not my cup of tea. I know they use real peaches and pecans but can't help but feel that those may be boosted by some artificial flavorings as well. Doubt I'll make it to the end of the glass...

01-07-2011 02:31:29 | More by elgiacomo
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wtkphoto

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

02-13-2013 17:23:04 | More by wtkphoto
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-28-2014 01:44:58 | More by OKCNittany
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +25.5%

I bought a single bottle of this from Woodman's in North Aurora, IL for $1.50 in Fall 2010.

A beer that will pair excellent with fruitcake if you like fruitcake. Holiday Cheer pours a dark brown with a fruit scent, peaches are the most obvious. It drinks rather smooth as you get a semi-mild taste of different fruits ending in an ever so slight spice. Out of all the beers I've tried to date, this has to be my favorite. The only way to improve this to a 10 of 10 is by adding a slight more texture and taste to it. Definetly a must try if you can find it.

11-18-2010 05:11:17 | More by Lemke10
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Proclarush

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15%

11-25-2013 14:39:23 | More by Proclarush
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev 0%

12 ounce brown bottle with no date code, poured into a weizen glass.

This was a clear beer, dark amber in color. A fair amount of bubbles and a finger of off-white head were present.

Smells were of sweet malts and strong amount of peach. A little bit of breadiness and a hint of pecan aroma were there too.

The peaches and malts dominated the taste - I didn't taste the pecans. It seemed neither sweet or bitter to me; it was malty and dry. Mouthfeel was smooth and moderately carbonated.

I think they did a good job of marrying a peach beer with a dark wheat beer. Probably not something I'd want to have more than one or two at a time, but good nonetheless.

11-02-2010 02:06:45 | More by sommersb
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abex44

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-04-2012 23:53:02 | More by abex44
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WesM63

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15%

11-08-2013 03:08:31 | More by WesM63
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JVan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-28-2013 21:38:25 | More by JVan
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dkw0063

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-01-2012 15:21:40 | More by dkw0063
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

03-09-2014 15:32:26 | More by Karibourgeois
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-07-2012 18:35:11 | More by OriolesFan1008
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DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

02-22-2014 19:08:55 | More by DOCRW
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Goliath

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +2%

Pours a clear brown/dark amber color with some ruby hues in the light. A large inch and a half light tan head forms on top and lingers with decent retention leaving no lace behind.

This beer is incredibly fragrant, and I think I like it. As soon as you open the bottle you get hit in the face with fruit, and even with the glass sitting a little over a foot away, I can still smell it. That peach they used in the brewing definitely comes through and add a wonderful fruit quality that dominates the nose. Actually, I really can't get past the peach, so as much as I like the nose, I'm disappointed that I can't get some familiar characteristics.

The taste is ok. Again, the peach takes a dominant role, and I'm not opposed to it. It's certainly a nice twist on a traditional Dunkelweizen. The malted wheat has a soft characteristic, kind of grainy but not a whole lot going on with it. I don't get the pecans at all. The peach dominates the flavor profiles as well as the nose. Sigh.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of lively small bubbled carbonation. Very crisp on the palate.

Drinkability is moderate. A tasty beer, but the overbearing peach flavor will definitely limit the consumption of this beer.

12-07-2008 21:53:51 | More by Goliath
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Kromes

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

A: A clear dark brown with a finger width of tan colored head.

S: Aromas are mostly of peach with some sweet toasted malt and a touch of herbal hop. The peach aroma is really, really strong.

T: A nice toasted nutty malt flavor up front with some herbal hop flavor and bitterness. The finish is where the peach really comes out with a little bitterness that combines with the toasted malt/nut flavors. A lot better than I had anticipated, tastes really good, but that peach is strong.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied and the carbonation is good.

D: This is a nice beer. The fruity peach flavors remind me of a summer beer, while the full body and toasted malts are more of a fall feel. Overall the beer works, but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who doesn't like sweet fruity beers.

10-29-2009 23:27:41 | More by Kromes
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-19-2013 03:31:29 | More by kingmaker
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -15%

05-07-2013 21:23:32 | More by dalepryor
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JoeMans

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

11-17-2013 19:25:41 | More by JoeMans
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-07-2013 23:55:32 | More by deadliest
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-24-2012 02:11:54 | More by CWhite
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.74/5  rDev +5.9%

Not really a true Dunkelweizen this year, it has pecans, peaches and um....caramel color added.

Pours to a nice buff head and clear brown color. Aroma is peachy, nutty malty and grainy. No hops detected. Flavor is bold and complex with bitter pecan, peach and sweet grain notes. Mouthfeel is medium and pleasingly sticky. A good hearty winter brew that is askew but tasty.

12-18-2013 23:47:42 | More by EagleTalon
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-14-2013 00:43:08 | More by Troville1990
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-28-2013 04:37:41 | More by Drk93TT
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-05-2014 16:08:58 | More by jjd315
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%

Nose is highly peachy with spicy notes. Smells kind of like a fruit-flavored soda - almost like peach Fresca, only more peaches-and-creamy.

Pours a dark caramel color, good clarity, mild foamy head.

First sip shows some bitterness and soft peachy, creamy, fruity flavors. A little malt, mild dry roast notes and drop of caramel sweetness. Splash of floral hop. More bitterness acts like a mechanical hum white nose in the background. Deeper peach notes - some sips really come close to the feeling of the wonderful canned peaches I love. I can't really detect the pecan (pronounced 'pee-can', not 'pa-con' round here), but I do get some dry, oily, nutty notes that I attribute more the malt than actual nuts. Then again, I don't think I've ever had a beer with real nuts in it so I can't say. Deeper sweetness, and the bitterness subsides for the most part. Medium body with syrupy feeling (think 'peaches with medium syrup') and moderate carbonation. Perhaps the creaminess is from the wheat?

What a funny thing to come from Shiner. I love the idea, and the beer's not bad either. It's fun and different and, well, peachy! Prosit!

11-10-2008 01:32:54 | More by MrHungryMonkey
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
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